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Ubisoft wants to make Rainbow Six Siege accessible to colour blind players

Ubisoft wants to make Rainbow Six Siege accessible to colour blind players

Publishing giant Ubisoft is working on a visual solution for colour blind Rainbow Six Siege players.

Speaking to PCGamer, Ubisoft art director Alex Karpazis explained that the studio is actively looking for a solution for its colour blind player base.

"We're working on something right now," said Karpazis.

"We want it to be as accessible as possible to all of our players, so we're making efforts on that."

Despite Karparzis' claim, there are no further details - much less a release date for the visual aid.

For four years - since the game was released - users have been asking for a fix for colour blind players. Many other online titles, such as Overwatch, offer colour sliders to combat colour blindness.

"Game is almost four years old now, yet there is no way whatsoever to adjust the in-game colours for the various types of colour blindness. Personally, I feel like a dead weight for my team every time I die to a claymore which lasers I physically cannot see," said Reddit user Justemaaz.

"You all fight against toxicity and strive for everyone to have the best experience they can have while playing the game. Well, I can tell you colour blind people are not having fun at all playing the game. It has got to be fixed."

Earlier this week, Rainbow Six Siege set a new peak player count record. In 2019, Ubisoft's online shooter hit 55 million players. Furthermore, the game has seen 20 million new players since June 2018.

In December 2019, the French publisher made some changes to the team behind Rainbow Six Siege. Earlier this month, the esports format for the game became regionalised.


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